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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, “I hope that visa requirements between Turkey and Qatar would be lifted soon. We want to commence a new era in our relations with Qatar like we did earlier in our relations with Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Turkey’s gates are wide open for Qatari investors, tourists and […]

Turkish PM Erdogan to visit Qatar

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay an official two-day visit to Qatar starting on Saturday at the invitation of Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabir al Thani. Erdogan is to attend the forum U.S.-Islamic World, which will take place in Doha on Saturday. The Turkish prime minister is also scheduled to meet […]

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister of Turkey, used his appearance in Abu Dhabi yesterday at the World Future Energy Summit to promote the ambitious project, which could supply gas to Europe through a Turkish hook-up with the proposed Nabucco pipeline. Mr Erdogan said the Qatar-Turkey pipeline project was “important” for his country, and “will […]

Troubled relations with Israel hit a new low when an Israeli protest against a Turkish television series crossed the boundaries of diplomatic civility and turned into an insult against Ambassador Oğuz Çelikkol, in a scene that appeared to be the design of hawkish Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Turkish-Israeli relations have been strained since Israel’s deadly […]

Qatar’s prime minister yesterday sought the Turkish government’s support in organizing an international conference for the reconstruction of Gaza. In Ankara, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Hamid bin Casim Cabir el Thani, to talk about Middle East peace. “We would like to organize an international conference for the reconstruction […]

Israel’s President Shimon Peres had launched a fiery defense of his country’s assault on Gaza over the past month and, with a raised voice and pointed finger, questioned what Erdogan would do if rockets were fired at Istanbul every night. As the debate, which also included United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Arab League […]